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Munich Theaters


Munich Theaters

In Munich, there is a large variety of theaters: state theaters, music theaters, private theaters and many more.

On this page, we will mention the most popular theaters and those showing operas, musicals or plays in English regularly as well as concert halls.

Bayerische Staatsoper (Nationaltheater)

The largest and most impressive theater in Munich is the opera house (referred to as "Staatsoper" or "Nationaltheater") located in the city center. Operas, operettas and ballets are shown here every day.

Deutsches Theater

In this theater that is located in the center of Munich as well, musicals are shown regularly.


Another state theater that shows operas and operettas regularly and is quite an impressive building as well, is the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz that is located directly at the Gärtnerplatz.


Opened in 1985, the Gasteig is Munich's major cultural center. The huge building accommodates for example a state library, theater stages and the "Philharmonie".


In the Herkulessaal of Munich's Residenz, classical concerts are performed regularly.


The "Münchner Kammerspiele" were founded in 1911 as private theater and moved to their present house in the Maximilianstrasse in Munich in 1917.


The beautiful Prinzregententheater was built according to plans of the architect Max Littmann following the example of the "Richard-Wagner-Festspielhaus" in Bayreuth and opened in 1901.


Another important state theater is the Residenztheater next to the opera house at Max-Joseph-Platz in the center of Munich.

Volkstheater München

Opened in 1983, the Volkstheater in Munich is a theater where mainly folk plays are presented.